Hey sorry about all the pain you've been having. Can I ask what your mom died from? Between 12 and last year have you had regular periods? Also have dr's ruled out early menopause?
So sorry to hear that you are having some much pain and discomfort, I have no advice for you but I hope you get relief soon. I am on day 53 since my last period and I have had minor cramping, a week of sore breasts in January but still nothing.
I have to say, this sounds like I could have written it. I am 54 and the same thing is happening. I also have gained about 8 pounds, feel and look crummy. Started hot flashes and a myriad of other menopausal symptoms AND I am taking bioidenticals. They don't have estrogen and I think that has since dissipated, as well.
I am miserable and don't have the money for a doctor who specializes in hormones, besides the fact that my insurance covers NONE of this.
New symptom this morning? I have thousands of pin ***** red dots all over my body. I swear they were not there a few weeks ago. Not to this magnitude. I wish I could age gracefully, but it doesn't look like it's in the cards.....
I have some of the same symptoms as you and I am 44. I am not an expert on perimenopause but I think since our hormones are dwindling you likely won't get that reaction again like you had when you were twelve. I can't say that for sure but nothing for me is as intense as it was when I was younger and I had a fibroid that caused me to flood in my teens so if you have noticed that your flow is much lighter than it use to be I would think you are going to be OK. Obviously if it turns out you do start to bleed uncontrollably then seek medical attention but I think you will probably be OK. I would be interested to hear what you gyni thought about this.
Are you sure you aren't having an allergy reaction?
My mom died of heart disease. She was only 59. I am not sure when she went through menopause.